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Five Seasons Qigong
with Longwater Tai Chi

Spring Growth and Extension
Summer's Joyful Opening
Late Summer to Integrate
Autumn Gathering
Winter Storing

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5 Seasons Qigong - Downton

5 Seasons Qigong - Downton

5 seasons summerLive and practise qigong in harmony with the seasons. Let the changing energies of nature nourish and guide your mind, body and spirit with their timeless wisdom. For the first time, we will be teaching a series of 'immersion' weekend workshops that span the year and its seasons. Discover and embody ancient practices that were created to naturally resonate with the energies of the Earth through its annual cycle.

The benefits of these workshops apply to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. If you are experienced in one of the exercises we are teaching, you will have the added benefit, with our guidance, of being able to delve more deeply into its components. Each session will also to allow you to integrate the seasonal theme into your daily practice, using whatever Tai Chi or Qigong form or exercise routine you may know - irrespective of its origin.

Joyful Opening: Summer

Welcome Summer with Joyful Opening! With the Fire element of summer comes the desire to enjoy the sun and spend time outside, and the heart organ opens in joy and compassion. The word for heart in Chinese also means 'mind'.  It encompasses a much broader understanding than we have in the west. The heart has a very special role as it is the ruler, not only of all the other organs and the blood, but also the emotions, thoughts and the spirit.  If the heart is disturbed nothing else will function well.

In this workshop we focus on:

  • Opening our range of movement, extending our study of the kwa squat, the shoulder blades and lengthening the tissue.
  • The Qi of Heaven and Earth mingle - connecting the body through Gods Playing in the Clouds Move 4.
  • Activating the Upper Burner - using the movement from Opening the Energy Gates Swing 3
  • The daily meditation for the summer season - opening the heart centre.


Main Workshop

Sat (10am to 4.30pm) / Sun (10am to 1pm). Cost £70 for both days / £35 for the Sat Morning session only.

5 Seasons 'Sink-in Sundays'

On Sunday we offer an in-depth workshop where you can deepen your study, as well as review and practice what we learn on the Saturday - see details. You do not have to attend this session but it is included in the price.

Event Properties

Event Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 - 10:00 am
Event End Date Sun 28th Jul 2019 - 1:00 pm
Individual Price £70 / £35 Sat a.m. only
Location Downton, The Dragon House
This is a past event - please go to a current event.

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